Lech Lecha Tallit
In this torah portion God commands Abraham to leave his home and travel to the land of Canaan which he has promised him and his descendants as an everlasting possession.
Tallit Band I
Abraham and his family travel west to the land of Canaan.
Translation of Hebrew (Genesis 12, 1):
"Get thee out of thy country and from thy kindred, and from they father's house, unto the land that I will show thee."
Tallit Band II
Abraham gazes at the stars. [The image of Abraham is taken from E.M. Lillian's nineteenth century etching "Abraham Counts the Stars."]
Translation of Hebrew (Genesis15, 5):
"Look now toward heaven, and count the stars…so shall be thy seed."
The neckband of the tallit is decorated with the traditional blessing, hand painted with gold-outlined, crowned, Hebrew lettering.
The tallit is shown on a background of cream wool blend. The tallit tzitziot (threads) are handspun.
A matching tallit bag, tefillin bag and kippah are also available. The tallit bag is made of cream wool blend and has a strip of painted silk running horizontally.
The tallit and all items are handmade.